2010 Girard Winery Mixed Blacks Red Wine

3g

Often times I try mixing snacks with a red or white wine.  Most of the time the snack and wine pairing bode well for me.  This pairing was yet another success story.  I posted the pairing on Facebook.  Many people liked  the idea and a few did not.  So what was my snack?  It was Zesty Ranch Veggie straws with a Pub Cheese sharp Cheddar cheese dip.

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Sight
Medium color depth with a purple hue.

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Smell
Moderate, young-fruity with aromas of cocoa, spice, dark fruit.

Taste
Dry, medium-bodied with lively acidity.  The tannins were medium but soft.  Rich mid-palate flavors with a long finish.

abv: 15.2%

How much: $50.00

Region/appellation:  California Napa Valley

Composition: Rhone style field blend believed to be Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Syrah, Grenache, Mouverde & other red and white varietals.

I rated the  2010 Girard Winery Mixed Blacks Red Wine three glasses.

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Life is too short to drink crappy wine.  Expand your palate and keep trying.

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